6 Responses to human transit: an investment opportunity!

  1. Sid Burgess January 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Too funny

  2. EngineerScotty January 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    It appears that a) one used-book vendor has made a pricing error, and b) two other vendors have set their prices to be just above (or below) the first vendor’s price. A common tactic among used-book-dealers is the Price Is Right strategy, where they set their price just above somebody else.
    At any rate–how much you you bet that the vendors in question actually have pre-owned copies of the books in stock, or will simply buy the book new and then re-ship it as used? While it’s illegal to market used merchandise as new, the reverse doesn’t run afoul of any laws I’m aware of.

  3. Matt January 26, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Hey I’ve finished with my copy – (and I wrote a review of it at http://transportblog.co.nz/2012/01/22/guest-post-review-human-transit/ )
    I’ll sell it to anyone for $1000 Australian, Canadian, US or NZ Dollars (but not Zimbabwean). Postage included.

  4. Wee Hean Ng January 26, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    8 new from $29.99 3 used from $86.16
    Now the profit is even more!

  5. tim January 27, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Investment bankers betting that you don’t make it past one print run…

  6. Misha January 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    The phenomenon common ans is set by yet immature algorithms for pricing, as discussed here: